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falcon2600
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This is absolutely propless ACAAN. No deck. No props at all. And this is a self working propless ACAAN. Yes, you've read it right. Just you the performer and the participant on a voice call. That's it.

The effect from the participant's view: The performer sends some thoughts about a number and a playing card. The participant receives these thoughts. The participant then imagines a deck of playing cards, shuffles the deck a couple of times and hands it over the phone to the performer (its an imaginary deck, remember). The performer takes the imaginary deck and counts loudly while dealing imaginary cards. To the utter shock of the participant, the performer stops counting exactly on the number the participant has in mind and says out loud the card at that number - it is the one the participant has in mind.

You can instantly repeat it with a different outcome. But do you really want to repeat such an impossible miracle? This can be performed in any language. The method is language independent. And the method is surefire, works 100% of the time. There is no equivoque. No memorization. No anagrams. No apps and no electronics. There is no stack or gimmicked cards as there is no deck at all. So obviously, there cannot be any sleights. There is no pre-show or set up or any type of stooging. There is no nail writing or pocket writing etc. Again surprisingly, there is no cumbersome process, as is usually the case with propless material. This is as direct as direct can get.

You can perform this over voice call, video call or in face to face situations. This qualifies being called Anytime, Anywhere to Anyone type of effect which you literally carry in your mind. This is really a 100$ idea being released as a 4.5$ surprise, given the present global situation.

Any reviews?
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Please someone review this... at $4.50 (intro price) I'm very very tempted to just take the plunge. My hesitation is that I've purchased a bunch of stuff from the Unknown Mentalist over the years, and in the end have never found that much that fit my style (though there are always some clever ideas). So I keep telling myself to wait for reviews on new UM releases...
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Well the description alone awesome.
Actually, the description alone is giving me so many ideas for performing amazing magic and I think I’d give the unknown mentalist his asking fee for that alone.

I will be picking this up for sure.
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It's a clever restructuring of some old "techniques". There's another word for them, but that would be saying too much. I only just read through it and haven't had a chance to try it out, which is to say I will use it. Again, it's well structured and straight forward. Not a drawn out procedural or anything like that, just enough padding and spacing to cover what's actually going on. The premise itself helps cover it up too.

It is one of those effects, that when you've used the principles involved a lot, you start to cringe thinking the participant will deconstruct the effect. However, if you've used these principles before, you know they work even in there naked form. I do want to see how it plays out in real life.
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Having just bought this on account of the impressive description, I have to say I like it.

You get a 28 page PDF thoroughly detailing the effect, the script and its workings. None of it is particularly new or revolutionary, but the way these specific methods are strung together is clever and works well. It is completely self-working, with the script essentially constituting the method.

Aspects of this are reminiscent of Ran Pink's "White Room", which, much like this effect, relies on the broad principle of restricting without seeming restrictive. The method to this may seem quite transparent, but as the Unknown Mentalist explains in the booklet, the whole process feels very natural and streamlined. The general presentation itself is very appealing to me, and I think it leaves many presentational options open for those willing to give it some thought.

Given the current price of $4.50 I do recommend this, even if just to get an insight into a possible method for a propless ACAAN. I can see myself using this.
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Okay, I gave in and picked it up... and at the price it's a no brainer. Once again, not sure I'll actually use it, or if I did, I'd make some adjustments, but it's worth knowing the method.
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